SPRING has sprung in Santa Barbara and we are loving it!
Northern migrating gray whales and many species of birds are an amazing sight to see; wildflowers and lush green hillsides create picturesque landscapes all around; all this combined with warmer water and longer days make March the perfect time for outdoor Adventures.
Here are some fun ideas on how to best enjoy early spring in Santa Barbara:
Sea Cave Kayak Tour at Channel Islands National Park
WHEN: Every day in March
WHERE: Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island
Channel Islands National Park is home to abundant wildlife, flourishing flora, and world-class sea caves. Our experienced guides love to take guests on incredible island kayak excursions share stories and fun facts about the area’s history and ecology. March is a particularly great time to see the spectacular “blowhole” phenomenon of water shooting out of caves in geyser-like formations. — BOOK NOW
Seeping Into History – UCSB Exhibit on Stearns Wharf
WHEN: March 5-19, 2022
WHERE: Stearns Wharf
Seeping Into History: Oil Touches Everything is a UCSB student exhibition that explores our contemporary and historical relationships to fossil fuels, with a focus on the local Santa Barbara area. As the site of the historic 1969 oil spill, which catalyzed a nationwide environmental movement, Santa Barbara’s history is uniquely connected with oil; however, our society’s dependence on petroleum products manifests in numerous ways, most of which are much subtler than any oil spill.
Santa Ynez Wine Tour
WHEN: Every day in March
TIME: ~10AM to ~4PM
Did you hear the exciting news? Wine Enthusiast named Santa Barbara County 2021 Wine Region of the Year! Get a taste of this spring’s newest local varietals from our very own wine country on a super fun wine tour through Santa Ynez. — Book Now
Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources
WHEN: February 27 – March 22
WHERE: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
SBMA presents 20 works of art by Van Gogh alongside some 75 objects selected to reflect the surprisingly varied art that he most admired, the show firmly reconnects Vincent to his late 19th-century context. Over 60 artists are represented in the exhibition, including Jules Breton, Anton Mauve, Adolphe Monticelli, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, Jean-François Raffaëlli and a host of other names less familiar to most American audiences, as well as the better known Romantic master Eugène Delacroix, the artists of the Barbizon school and the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, including Claude Monet and Paul Gauguin.